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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Urologic Nurse Care for patients with urinary diseases by treating kidney stones , perform urinary health exams , and administer medication .
• RN , ASN / ADN or BSN
• Certified Exam through Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates
• 800 clinical practice hours of providing patient care to urologic patients
CURN
• Hospitals , outpatient clinics , physicians ’ offices
• Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates ( www . suna . org )
Wound , Ostomy and Continence Nurse Often referred to as wound , ostomy , and continence ( WOC ) nurse . Specialize in wound care , including chronic bed sores , ulcers , abscesses , etc . as well as from feeding tube sites and surgical openings .
• BSN
• Wound , Ostomy , or Continence ( WOC ) certification exam
• Completions of accredited WOC nursing program , or 1,500 clinical hours and 50 CEs per specialty in Experiential Pathway program
Varies – see www . wocncb . org
• Hospitals ( acute cared settings ), continuing care ( e . g ., long term and assisted living center ), ambulatory care centers , out-patient surgery centers , home healthcare , military service
• Wound , Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society ( www . wocn . org )
• Resources : www . wocn . org / page / become _ a _ woc _ nurse
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